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Maru Yasai no Yu'nyuu Kyuu-zoo 2018/February/26

vegetables imports sharply increasing

Kyonen no natsu kara kono fuyu ni kakete, Taifuu, Oo-ame, Oo-yuki ga tsuzukimashita.
Sono kekka, yasai ga Fusaku desu.
Soshite, Gyoomu-yoo no yasai ga tarinai soo desu.

Kono tame, gyoomu-yoo no yasai no Yu'nyuu ga Kyuu-zoo shite imasu.
2016-nen ni kurabete, Retasu no Yu'nyuu wa 1.5-bai, Kyabetsu wa 2.3-bai da soo desu.

"Gyoomu-yoo no yasai" to wa resutoran de tsukattari, kakoo-shokuhin ni tsukattari, suru yasai desu.

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Yasai no Yu'nyuu Kyuu-zoo

yasai vegetables, yu'nyuu [sv] import, kyuu-zoo [sv] sharp increase, rapid increase

1. Kyonen no Natsu kara kono Fuyu ni kakete, Taifuu, Oo-ame, Oo-yuki ga tsuzukimashita.

kyonen last year, natsu summer, kono fuyu this winter
[A] kara [B] ni kakete from A to B
taifuu typhoon, oo-ame heavy rain, oo-yuki heavy snow
oo- big, large, tsuzukimasu to continue

2. Sono kekka, yasai ga Fusaku desu.

sono kekka as a result of that, yasai vegetables
fusaku bad harvest, poor crop, hoosaku good harvest, good crop

3. Soshite, Gyoomu-yoo no yasai ga tarinai soo desu.

soshite and, gyoomu-yoo for business use, commercial use, professional use
gyoomu business, work, -yoo (something) for, yasai vegetables
tarinai nai form of tarimasu; be enough, -soo desu reported information; I heard, he/they said

4. Kono tame, gyoomu-yoo no yasai no Yu'nyuu ga Kyuu-zoo shite imasu.

kono tame because of this, due to this, gyoomu-yoo for business use, commercial use, professional use
yasai vegetables, yu'nyuu [sv] import
kyuu-zoo [sv] sharp increase, rapid increase
kyuu- rapidly, sharply, zoo coems from zooka "increase"

5. 2016-nen ni kurabete, Retasu no Yu'nyuu wa 1.5-bai, Kyabetsu wa 2.3-bai da soo desu.

-ni kurabete compared to/with, Retasu lettuce, Kyabetsu cabbage
yu'nyuu [sv] import, -bai times as (much, many, long, high, etc.) as
itten-go-bai, ni-ten-go-bai 1.5 times, 2.5 time as much as
da root form of desu, -soo desu I heard, he/they said

6. "Gyoomu-yoo no yasai" to wa resutoran de tsukattari, kakoo-shokuhin ni tsukattari, suru yasai desu.

gyoomu-yoo for business use, commercial use, professional use, yasai vegetables
katei-yoo for home use, household use, katei home, family
-towa it means that, resutoran restaurant, -de place marker; in, at
kakoo-shokuhin processed food, kakoo [sv] processing, editing, shokuhin food, food product
tsukatta ta form of tsukaimasu; use
-tari, -tari, shimasu do this and that (and so on), suru root form of shimasu

Practice the following words

Audio 1.kyonenlast year
Audio 2.natsusummer
Audio 3.fuyuwinter
Audio 4.taifuutyphoon
Audio 5.oo-ameheavy rain
Audio 6.amerain
Audio 7.oo-yukiheavy snow
Audio 8.yukisnow
Audio 9.tsuzukimasuto continue
Audio 10.yasaivegetables
Audio 11.fusakubad harvest, poor crop
Audio 12.hoosakugood harvest, good crop
Audio 13.gyoomu-yoo

for business use, commercial use, professional use

Audio 14.gyoomubusiness, work
Audio 15.katei-yoofor home use, household use
Audio 16.kateihome, family
Audio 17.tarimasuto be enough
Audio 18.resutoranrestaurant
Audio 19.kakoo-shokuhinprocessed food
Audio 20.kakoo[sv] processing
Audio 21.shokuhinfood, food product
Audio 22.tsukaimasuto use
Audio 23.yu'nyuu[sv] import
Audio 24.kyuu-zoo[sv] sharp increase, rapid increase
Audio 25.zooka[sv] increase, rise, grow
Audio 26.retasulettuce
Audio 27.kyabetsucabbage

Functional patterns used in the sentences (Chapter numbers are from Building Up Conversation)

yasai ga tarinai soo desu / Kyabetsu wa 2.3-bai da soo desu
plain form + soo desu:reported information; I heard, he/they said

Level 2 Chapter 11

resutoran de tsukattari, kakoo-shokuhin ni tsukattari, suru
verb ta form + -tari, -tari, shimasu:telling some actions; do this and that (and so on)

Level 2 Chapter 7

resutoran de tsukattari, kakoo-shokuhin ni tsukattari, suru yasai
phrase + noun:Noun Modifier

Level 2 Chapter 13

yu'nyuu ga kyuu-zoo shite imasu
verb te form + -te imasu:expressing the progressive, a state of being or a habitual action

Level 2 Chapter 4

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